George Q. Daley, MD 1991, PhD
-Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School
-Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston Childrenšs Hospital
Dr. Daley's research is aimed at translating insights in stem cell biology into cellular therapies for degenerative, malignant, and genetic diseases.
Dr. Daley received his bachelor's degree magna cum laude from Harvard University (1982), and a Ph.D. in biology from MIT (1989), working with Nobelist Dr. David Baltimore. Dr. Daley received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He served as chief resident in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital and is currently a staff physician in hematology/oncology at the Children's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Daley was recently named winner of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award, which provides a five-year unrestricted grant to pursue highly innovative research.
Dr. Daley's laboratory reported the first successful application of therapeutic cloning of embryonic stem cells to treat genetic disease in a mouse model of immune deficiency (together with Rudolf Jaenisch), and the first creation of functional sperm cells from embryonic stem cells, work that was cited by Science magazine as a "Top Ten" breakthrough for 2003.